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First Name: James

Last Name: Faulkner

Birthplace: Ducanville, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Red Oak, TX
Middle Name: C. O.

Date of Birth:

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
James C. O. Faulkner

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


James C. O. Faulkner

Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps

Navy Cross

Approved by the Secretary of the Navy on November 21, 1942
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Sergeant James C. O. Faulkner (MCSN: 272322), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous devotion to duty while serving with Company A, SECOND Marine Raider Battalion, during the Marine Raider Expedition against the Japanese-held island of Makin in the Gilbert Islands on 17 and 18 August 1942.
Though painfully wounded, Sergeant Faulkner continued at his post, urging his men to great effort and inspiring them by his fine example of personal valor. Finally, when weak from loss of blood after being seriously wounded in the side and leg, he consented to be evacuated for medical attention. His courageous determination and gallant devotion to duty at great peril to his own life were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315789   Created by: drjones46




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